04/17/2012 07:34 pm ET Updated Jun 17, 2012

DNC: Wal-Mart Gift Cards Not Cash

Mega retailer Wal-Mart is giving the host committee for the Democratic National Convention $50,000 in gift cards, a host committee official confirmed to POLITICO.

The official explained that the gift cards are considered an in-kind contribution, so they do not violate the strict Democratic National Committee rules which bar corporate cash donations.

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